The Great War

The Great War

The forgotten women poets of the Great War are given a voice again

The Great War produced a string of talented female poets and, as Yvette Huddleston discovers, a number of them came from Yorkshire.

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Bravery: Betty Stevenson was just  19 when she worked as a volunteer  YMCA driver during the war. (Supplied by Hew Stevenson).

Honouring the women volunteers behind the Grear War effort

The role of the Women’s Auxiliary in the YMCA during the First World War has long been overlooked. But it deserves greater recognition, an historian tells Chris Bond.

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Sue Padgham, librarian at Harlow Carr, with her grandfather's Ruhleben medal.

The Great War PoWs who found solace in gardening

A new exhibiton opens next month at Harlow Carr telling the story of British prisoners of war who gardened through the Great War. Chris Bond reports.

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Harlow Carr tells the story of gardening behind enemy lines

Harlow Carr tells the story of gardening behind enemy lines

A new exhibition at a Yorkshire garden will tell the story of how horticulture helped British prisoners survive wartime internment.

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Soldiers lay a wreath during a service at the Thiepval Memorial in northern France to mark the centenary of the final day of the Battle of the Somme

100 years after guns fell silent at the Somme, the world pauses to remember

UP TO 2,000 guests fell silent to remember the fallen at a service in France marking the 100th anniversary of the final day of the Battle of the Somme.

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Bugler Stan Wilkinson plays the Last Post during a remembrance service on Armistice Day at the Royal Armouries, Leeds. Picture Tony Johnson

Moving Armistice Day service pays tribute to Leeds explosion victims

A moving Armistice Day ceremony was held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds this morning to commemorate those who have sacrificed their lives in war.

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At the eleventh hour, Yorkshire remembers its fallen, and those left behind

VETERANS decorated in medals who fought on the beaches of Normandy, serving soldiers, schoolchildren and the families of those who sacrificed their lives in war – people of all ages stood side by side across Yorkshire in a show of respect on Armistice Day.

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Tragic tale of Leeds golfing brothers who died at the Front

Tragic tale of Leeds golfing brothers who died at the Front

The tragic story of three golfing brothers from Guiseley who died in World War One has been uncovered by a researcher from the Professional Golfers’ Association.

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Poignant letters home from Leeds’s Great War chaplain

Poignant letters home from Leeds’s Great War chaplain

A new book will tell the story of a Methodist minister from Leeds who became one of the youngest army chaplains of the Great War.

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Church remembers wartime vicar whose family paid the ultimate price

Church remembers wartime vicar whose family paid the ultimate price

A West Yorkshire church has held a special service in honour of its World War One vicar who lost two of his sons in the conflict.

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Gary Hancock, museum technician, infront of the refurbished  bi-plane, which was transported to the International Somme Commemoration event at Thiepval, in Northern France.

Picture James Hardisty

First World War bi-plane returns from Somme commemorations for York exhibition

A Comprehensive exhibition covering the land and air campaigns of the Battle of the Somme has returned to the Yorkshire Air Museum in Elvington, after it was seen by 10,000 people in Thiepval, France.

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Archivist Alison Kay is pictured on the Ambulance Train.
Picture by Simon Hulme

Life on board an ambulance train recreated - 100 years on from their busiest time

A WEEK after the start of the bloodiest battle in British military history, 6,000 men were loaded onto ambulance trains at Southampton ready to be taken to hospitals up and down the country for treatment.

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Outrage as Somme commemoration poppies flogged on eBay

Outrage as Somme commemoration poppies flogged on eBay

Limited edition golden poppies made to commemorate the men who fell on the first day of the Battle of the Somme are already selling on eBay - for more than ten times their original value.

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Thousands of poppies cast a red sea of colour over a field on the edge of Leeds, West Yorkshire, ahead oe events to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

Chris Bond: The Somme’s full truth is even more haunting and humbling

IT HAS been said that journalism is “the first draft of history”.

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Garden Caretaker 1st Class Nick Holden at the Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery in North Yorkshire, where 23 First World War servicemen are buried or commemorated, as preparations are made to mark the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

YP Letters: Somme commemoration especially significant

From: Edward Grainger, Botany Way, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough.

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The worst day: How Yorkshire joined our nation in marking 100 years of The Somme

Yorkshire and the nation has fallen silent to honour thousands of soldiers killed in the Battle of the Somme 100 years after the bloodiest day in British military history.

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As Britain falls silent to remember the Battle of the Somme, we must recognise, says Dan Jarvis, that it is a measure of our common humanity that we must ensure it never happens again.

Dan Jarvis: Lessons from the Somme must not be forgotten

TODAY, and over the days to come, people across Yorkshire will remember one of the bloodiest battles of the 20th century.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will attend evening events at the Thiepval Memorial in France. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.

The Somme – Yorkshire remembers 100 years on

A host of events will take place across Yorkshire to remember those from the region who lost their lives in the bloodiest episode in British military history. Hannah Start reports.

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Protected for all time: Yorkshire memorials to slaughter of the Somme

EACH represents the sacrifice of brave Yorkshiremen - from two shepherds who spent their childhoods on the Moors before signing up together to fight, to the hundreds who left our cities, never to return.

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Troops of the British XIV Corps, advancing near Ginchy, during the Battle of Morval, part of the Somme Offensive during World War I

They didn’t stand a chance: How 1,770 Bradford Pals died in a single hour on the Somme

THE industrial slaughter of thousands of Yorkshire “citizen soldiers” on the killing fields of the Somme had little to do with their inexperience, a historian at the Imperial War Museum has said on the eve of the battle’s 100th anniversary.

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